|Birth: ||Nov. 5, 1821|
|Death: ||Dec. 8, 1901|
(Farmer and Stock-raiser, Section 3, Post-office, Hamilton).
From the age of about 26 years, and for some 23 years thereafter, Mr. Hogsett was engaged in an occupation which we feel safe in saying that but few men in this county have ever followed — that of pump making. This branch of business he commenced in Ohio, whither he had removed from his native State of Virginia, in 1847, and this is the principal exception to an otherwise lifetime of farming which has received his attention. His entire career during life has been a remarkable one; he commenced in the world for himself with absolutely nothing, and the success which has crowned his efforts and the competence to which he has achieved, are due only to his own perseverance, energy and good management. As has been intimated Mr. H. was born in Virginia, in Augusta county, November 5, 1821, and from that time on until leaving there he worked on the home
farm. In 1868 he settled in Caldwell county, Mo., and has since resided here upon his homestead of 100 acres. Upon this place he is at the present time erecting a commodious dwelling. Miss Margaret I. Cauffman, also a Virginian by birth, became his wife in July, 1842, and this union has been blessed with a numerous family of children, eight of whom survive, viz. : Mary J., Martha E., wife of Louis Mecklin, of Ohio; James F., of Hardin county, O. ; William O., George, Ann, now Mrs. H. T. Baker ; Laura, wife of William Brent ; Lucretia, whose husband is a Mr. M. Downing, of Illinois. One daughter, Elizabeth Margaret, is deceased. In connection with his farming operations Mr. Hogsett is taking great interest in raising stock, of which he makes quite a specialty. In this he has been quite fortunate.
From: History of Caldwell and Livingston Counties, Missouri
Laura B. Hogsett Wilsey (1855 - 1943)*
Created by: Caryn Hood
Record added: Jul 21, 2007
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